A nationwide survey from ASA corporate partner CareerBuilder provides encouraging news and tips from employers to help unemployed workers land new jobs. The vast majority of employers—85%—reported they are more understanding of post-recession employment gaps. Some 94% said they wouldn’t think less of a candidate who took a position during the recession that was at a lower level than the one he or she previously held.
When asked what can help job seekers increase their marketability, employers stated they should pursue a variety of activities to build, expand, and strengthen their skill sets, such as take a temporary or contract assignment (79%), take a class (61%), or volunteer (60%).
Say Goodbye to Mundane Tasks and Hello to Efficiency
Are you accustomed to using a plethora of resources to recruit the right candidates? Our research shows that the average firm spends around five hours logging in and out of systems to source candidates to fill one job. We’re excited to announce the next level in candidate sourcing: CareerBuilder Talent Discovery, a platform that has everything in one place. Stop by CareerBuilder’s booth next week at Staffing World to learn more—Booth 813 in the expo hall.